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    Re: Old caravan questions

    I am not keen to have an extra cable between "car" and van but do get your point.
    Maybe I should just pre-freeze everything and use those ice pack sachets that SWAMBO's meds come with (Some kinda...
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    My old one does not even had the floor vent but I was going to put one in - could not source, then thought about it and decided it was not needed.
    I have fitted mine with new commercial grade tyres...
  3. Thread: Undercoating

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    Re: Undercoating

    Good point.
    Thank you.
    It seems to be in good nick as it is, so maybe just let sleeping dogs be.
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    I have the same problem with the old Slipstream that we bought.
    However, if not using a gas fridge inside and using the sealed maintenance free type battery I do not think it would be an issue to...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Needing an update on this.
    We are planning to do a trial run of the partially completed Slipstream alterations, and total change in style of "camping" and would like to attend the GTG if still on...
  6. Thread: Undercoating

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    Re: Undercoating

    Also interested for the new (old) caravan after making the changes ....
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    100 m ?
    I have parked along that fence line a few times in the past and the electrical points were a bit further away than I would have preferred, but not that far.
    Maybe the closer ones were out...
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    Seems to me that your schemes just get betterer and betterer.
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    Maybe ex professional but registered not. :p
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    Re: Estee's Botched, not Bought Thread

    I'm sure that my pineapple beer is slightly less toxic. Correction: I THINK my pineapple beer is less toxic.
  11. Thread: New to forum

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    Re: New to forum

    Welcome !
    And go for it.
    Maybe we will meet up somewhere along the road with our new to us (old) Jurgens Streamline Siesta pop up caravan which is being re-purposed right now so that we can travel...
  12. Re: Bush Camping Power Supply solution that works well for me

    Looks very professional and amazing but the cost ?

    Since we stopped overlanding about 2 years back, I relocated and upgraded our usual setup from the Isuzu to my home workshop where it now serves...
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    Re: Crooks Corner - Kruger North

    This is one of our (many) favourite areas in KNP.
    Hope to be returning sometime yet again.
    Thank you for posting this - interesting historically as well.
    If I remember correctly there was a place...
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    Re: Trailer tyre advice

    He said no drop plate type solution (Not sure why since that may be the simplest solution.
    Yes - that means that he needs to change something on the trailer.
    More info. needed to help with any...
  15. Thread: Garmin Nuvi

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    Re: Garmin Nuvi

    I have an old Garmin Nuvi 500 still "working" but it seems that it has lost all T4A and historical routes, mapping etc.
    I am not sure that it is worth restricting.
    I do have Basecamp on my PC with...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    YES - This, thank you.
    But we do manage for short periods (two or so days) without 220v AC provided we are doing a lot of driving every day.
    Game viewing or touring or just overnighting.
    Otherwise...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    Eish - nice one ! ;D:cool:>:D
    Enough emoji's ?
    But, yes.
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    This brings back memories.
    There is little to beat that sound of the gas lantern and the circle of light in the campsite, adding ambiance to the natural sounds.
    Even better though when you turn it...
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    Re: Camping near 1000 hills

    New ownership - cultural / religious issues.
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    Re: Camping near 1000 hills

    We have been referred to Eagle View Caravan Park near Wartville and close to PMB.
    They seem to have various types of accommodation and come highly recommended.

    We are planning a three night away...
  21. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Yup !
    Quite right !dear Jelo.
    But then I did not own it from day 1.
    What happened in the first 280 000 Km - who knows ?:rolleyes:
  22. Re: What are the 3 most reliable bakkie engines that will last the longest

    Isuzu KB 280 - some variants.
    Caveat: MUST be regularly and properly serviced within manufacturer's spec. and Km and OEM engine oil ONLY !
    Good for 700 K + if these conditions are met.
    Fo Sho. ;D...
  23. Jurgens Slipstream Siesta re-purpose project

    So, I bought a 1985 Jurgens Slipstream Siesta pop-up caravan in basically VERY good condition considering age. ..
    This was necessitated due to some SWAMBO disability issues and some of my own.
    A...
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    Re: Mapungubwe in a Jimny and Defender

    I have previously investigated the Jimney as a possible replacement for my very aged Isuzu KB D/C.
    Main issues: (I am keeping the old Suuz going for4 now.)
    Cannot tow anything.
    Packing space....
  25. Re: Public Awareness - Front Runner Kyalami Problems on the road

    Strongs to you Tim !!!

    The ONLY thing I do not like about his videos is the background (ambient, whatever, sound track- Less trident would be better) - or even better, just the ambient sounds of...
  26. Re: Public Awareness - Front Runner Kyalami Problems on the road

    Yup, I saw that one too.
    I enjoy his video's.
    Hope not too much legal K** coming here, but if he has all his ducks in a row could be kinda embarrassing for them methinks.
    Supposedly a top of the...
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    Re: Vehicle license renewal

    I have done two of ours recently.
    One at Westville Post Office - Cash only.
    One at Pinetown motor licensing bureau - Credit card.
    In both cases medium queues - about 30 - 40 minutes or so -...
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    Re: Glue holder to disc ?

    I have always used the garmin holder with suction cup directly onto the windscreen, never thought of gluing it to the dashboard.
    It does eventually come loose in extreme heat and travelling along...
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    Re: Forum GTG 2021

    Is this GTG still on the cards ?
    Just want to know for forward planning.
    That is if forward planning is still possible in these days.:(
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    Re: A shout out to good service

    With ref. to our new (old) caravan purchased from Oosthuizen Motors in Bethlehem (Petri):
    The service personally received from Petri was outstanding, including free delivery to Pinetown, roadworthy...
  31. Thread: Tyre Sizes

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    Re: Tyre Sizes

    A bit off topic
    From own investigations into tyres for the caravan it seems that the so-called commercial tyres are stronger, particularly in the smaller sizes due to having more plies (layers) in...
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    Re: Caravan suspension Mod.

    We do have the overland adapted Suuz - plenty packing space if NL fridge is in the caravan. No extra batteries etc.
    Working on it.
    Want to be ready for the Sep. KZN GTG .....
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    Re: Tyres for small caravan 12#

    Yup. Also I do not want to raise the van much because that goes against the object of helping SWAMBO get in and out (as opposed to the previous RTT on trailer situation.
    I have also seen that I can...
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    Re: Caravan suspension Mod.

    Yes I am now leaning towards just replacing the 12" jobs with ew ones including the spare.
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    Re: Tyres for small caravan 12#

    Me too, but apparently they stock them for the small Chinese commercial vans.
    I am still considering 13" but will get more info. before deciding.
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